The aim of the programme is to examine the social roles performed today by cultural production, circulation and transformation.
This unit consists of a multidisciplinary research group linked to the Centre for Sociological Studies (CESAU) at Aarhus University dealing more broadly with the role of affect in contemporary cultural analysis across various fields.
Coordinator: Britta Timm Knudsen
Forskningsenheden om ‘kropspolitik’ eller ‘body politics’ arbejder med det 'ekstra-repræsentationelle' ved at fokusere på nyere former for politisk mobilisering og affektiv styring, der sætter kroppe på spil og i spil.
The mindset of this unit has grown out of the fact that art has no longer the first right to the creativity concept.
Coordinator: Ida Krøgholt
This research unit focuses on the aesthetics and culture of fandom and celebrities from the perspectives of cross-media communication and media convergent culture.
Coordinator: Matthias Stephan, Research Assistant
This research group brings together interdisciplinary projects that explore how we enact, study, archive, curate, write, and otherwise document the present in ways that influence our futures.
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Coordinator: Annette Markham
Enabled by its interdisciplinary qualities, this research unit will explore mediatization and aestheticization of health, body, death and lifestyle, respectively, assessing their broader meanings in historical and contemporary perspectives.
Coordinator: Dorthe Refslund Christensen
This research group is a forum for the investigation of user-generated production and user-driven participation across a variety of social fields and participatory platforms, e.g. urban spaces, aesthetic co-productions and online environments.
Coordinator: Camilla Møhring Reestorff
Practice theory addresses a key issue in studies of culture and cultural transformations, combining inspirations from sociology, philosophy, cultural theory, and science and technology studies (ANT). This research unit aims to develop this field as a foundation for exploration of topics within the area of culture and aesthetics.
Coordinator: Mads Krogh
Public debate and political action are influenced by aestheticization, commercialization and the obligations of a media-saturated public space. At the same time the development of digital and interactive media facilitates new kinds of democratic participation and activism.
Read more at offentlighed.au.dk
Coordinator: Henrik Kaare Nielsen
In 2017 Aarhus is going to be European Capital of Culture, a project that has already had and will continue to have an impact on the city as well as the region. The core delivery of rethinkIMPACTS 2017 is a research-based evaluation of Aarhus 2017.
Coordinator: Louise Ejgod Hansen
At our last writing retreat in Sandbjerg, we reflected on that the role of the programme could play in supporting the members who have more precarious contracts. We also discussed work-overloads of members who have tenure. This led us to reflect on ways to work with what we have, rather than blindly looking for "more" funding and labour. In a sense we can say that we discussed the sustainability of the programme.
We discussed some ideas to improve our internal organisation, but also our external partnerships/visibility.
In order to give these ideas life, we need your help and input. Please read invitation.